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. a bust that kathleen sebelius saw coming, but backers saw coming as well. what were they thinking? to louisiana republican senator, david vitter still trying to figure that out and more. i was not encouraged. were you? >> no, a lot of promises but nothing changed in terms of reality. you have leading democratic senators like max baucus going after her, this is serious. it should be. this roll out this product is a bust. neil: have any of your colleagues gone to say, particularly the democratic ones, all right, you are the reason, you have to go? several republicans including me have said that, i don't think any democrats have said. but you are seeing some khinks in thagin the armor. neil: do you think this thing, as we know it, the it is dead?al out, prohibited prices for folks, a lot of folks who are switching, it is not wit ready r primetime, they will start over or democrats fighting tooth and nail? >> well, i would certainly not say it is clear that it's either dead or up for major revisions, there is a lot of rhetoric, talk and promises, but no major changes to the law, the l
, everybody, i'm gerri willis. tonight on "the willis report," obamacare chief kathleen sebelius on capitol hill defending the government's health care program and rejecting calls to delay the law. >> for millions of americans delay is not an option. gerri: student loan debt owed to you, taxpayers skyrockets under obama up 463%. what are we getting for hundreds of billions of dollars in spending? >>> and it is the next hot thing, the twitter ipo. do you jump in or hashtag stay away? we're watching out for you tonight on "the willis report." gerri: welcome to the "willis report", your show, your money, your voice. we start with the story that is impacting your health care tonight. should obamacare be delayed? the nation's top health care bureaucrat says, full steam ahead on the troubled program which is frustrating millions of us with website crashes and insurance cancellations. kathleen sebelius rejecting calls from republicans and democrats alike in a senate finance committee hearing today to delay the law. republican senator chuck grassley of iowa is finance committee member and he joins
another scandal that they would stonewall, secretary kathleen sebelius admitted it might be possible that a convicted felon could collect the personal information of health care consumers while acting as the obamacare navigators. >> there is no federal requirement for navigators undergo a criminal background check, even though they will receive personal information from individuals that they hoped to sign up for an and the affordable care act spirit statement that is true, states could add an additional background check and other features and it is not part of the federal requirement. lou: secretary kathleen sebelius acknowledging that the early enrollment figures for obamacare which is scheduled to be released next week, will be very low. fox is reporting a relatively new provision in obamacare opening up the medicaid program to even more fraud. that according to a new medicaid director which is raising concerns about section 2202 of the four well-kept and he says that that section expands hospital use of the honor system when caring for the uninsured who claim that they fall into c
at this point. we're going to get a national picture from kathleen sebelius in a couple of weeks. but, in terms of, you you know, how many people signed on, how many people go on to look, only four actually signed up right now. when do you expect to get better numbers in delaware? >> well, to be clear, the four is simply the number of people who have enrolled through the help of these marketplace guides. >> got it. >> officials here in delaware say the actual number is higher. they won't say exactly what that number is. but i have been told it could be around 50 or so. but they won't release official enrollment numbers until next week. >> that's not a lot on othe way to 7 million nationwide that they are hoping to sign up. what are you hearing from people about how the system is going for them? are there a lot more trying to get on and they can't get on? delaware is obviously one of the states that has its own state exchange. not every state does. it was supposed to be a little bit easier in the states that actually did start their own, right? >> well, actually, delaware has a partnership excha
on mental health policy in atlanta. live pictures. this is health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius. she is appearing promoting the affordable care act. she is joining rosalynn carter. they are talking about how the new health care law could improvement to patients with mental illness. >> certainly his father was a significant leader and champion in this effort. soy couldn't billion happier to be here at the carter center in atlanta. >> again this is health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius speaking live in atlanta. we'll have more on her speech a little bit later on. >>> meanwhile president obama is apologizing to the american people for all the problems with his signature health care law. last night in a network tv interview the president accepted responsibility for website problems and he expressed regret for the people who lost their current health insurance as a result of the affordable care act. even though he earlier promised they would be able to keep their plan if they liked it. >> i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on
, kathleen sebelius is also on the road today. earlier today in atlanta, sebelius acknowledged problems once again with the affordable care act's online marketplace without backing down. >> we have had inexcusable technology problems with we are making progress towards fixing them but the new law is more than a website. >> meanwhile, back in washington, a group of republican senators, there they are, calling for sebelius to be fired. all the way to the gulf coast the president's staff once again assuring reporters quote, nothing has changed. nothing has changed in the president's full confidence and secretary sebelius' ability. the comments come on the heels of that exclusive interview that president obama gave chuck todd late thursday. he took blame for the website's failures and also apologized to americans whose insurance has been canceled. >> still the right person to do it? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. i am sorry that they are finding themselves in this situation based on assur
person, kathleen sebelius said today. >> well, there isn't, i would say, at this point a specific plan. we're looking at a number of options where there may be an opportunity for that number of people to look at plans that they have right now, but there isn't any specific proposal at table immediately. >> well tonight, two republican senators are using new numbers to suggest that obama care is not working. senior white house correspondent jim acosta joins us now. the news doesn't seem to be getting better for obama care. the initial enrollment numbers are expected to be low but the numbers there in washington d.c. are pretty stunning. >> they are depressingly low, anderson. we have letters prom people that participate in the obama care exchange in the district of columbia and released by senators. i have one in front of me right now. it says that they have up until october 24th of this year only blue shield. that the a very dismal performance. i will tell you house republican haves been eager to get their hands on these enrollment numbers and issued a subpoena to have them delivered by
ability kathleen sa automobileioautomobilbailious. listen to this. >> i think kathleen sebelius under tremendously difficult circumstances over the past four years has done a great job in setting up the insurance markets so there is a good product out there for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't write code. ultimately, the buck stops with me. i'm the president. this is my team. if it's not working, it's my job to get it fixed. >> does that sort of sound like accountability? >> it's never happened with anybody who had experience in the private sector. >> you are watching bureaucrats in the private sector. never blame the customer. here, politicians, bureaucrats, they have the power behind them. the idea that you matter is false. you can call something a substandard plan. behind all this -- the threat of force. if there's no threat of force behind the policing of the irs, we could laugh at this and forget about it and go on with our lives and figure it out for ourselves. we can't do that. we could be arrested. no, no. we can't say screw this. what if you don't pay the penalty? the
. >> if the figures stay at that number, will you buy stock in kathleen sebelius? >> look, there is no question the president will stay with her during this storm. he will not give the republicans a body on this right now. she is in the middle of the storm. the president defended her saying she doesn't write the code for the website. she is not the person responsible for the problems right now. she is the president's person now, she has sort of led the department into this ditch and it is her job to lead it out. how long does she last? it is a question between the president and kathleen sebelius. the question is, if he let her go now or if she walked away, he would have to re-nominate somebody and have them confirmed by the senate, with a lot of nervous republicans, so good luck with that. >> and with the number this low, they're going to have to extend it, aren't they? they can't just expect the vast majority of americans to pay fines because the system is so deeply flawed? >> the last point you make on the fines is the most likely thing politically for the administration to do, is to extend t
were terrific, some weren't. my honest i opinion, i think kathleen sebelius didn't understand this. she got a lot of mumbo jumbo people explaining it and said things that were misleading. >> listen, i'm sorry, look, we had a variety of newspaper reports saying his staff did know. they had a big argument what he should say and how to describe this. the political people basically came down hard on you've got to make this very simple and very reassuring and that's the way we'll sell this program. i just do not believe that the president had no knowledge of that. it's so fundamental to the program about how you pay for this program. >> in terms of accountability, david, the president can say the buck stops with me. of course it does. this is the president and his major plan. why does he not fire kathleen sebelius? surely a head has to roll and she's the obvious head. >> well, i believe in due course a head will roll. >> her head? >> i would assume at some discrete interval she will find a way to leave. i don't think they should humiliate her. i don't think it's hers. this is a white house t
was going to happen. thatid that he had no idea these problems were coming. we had kathleen sebelius come and say that everything was ready to go. -- if youe issue outlaw the kind of insurance people actually have, they won't be able to keep those plans. they passed a law three years ago to outlaw the kinds of insurance that people have in their surprise that people don't have that? we talked about that in the 2010 elections. we talked about it in the 2012 elections. we heard all of the soaring rhetoric and all of these problems and now we see what is happening. the way i see it, there are only two explanations. or they were being dishonest they are just incompetent. frankly, i don't know which one is the worse. left -- i think they are learning a pretty valuable lesson here. i think the valuable lesson that we are learning here, unfortunately, with all the human collateral damage with the old, care debacle is that you don't shut out the opposition. you don't cram a bad bill into law. when it all blows up in your face, i'm sorry is not going to cut it. that is the lesson i think they are
though kathleen sebelius could not do it in 30 months it begs question where they had todd park hiding for the last 30 months, i know that lady on obamacare web site went missing for a period of time. if he is the smartest kid in the class, where has he think about for the last 30 months? they will be security issues. as i said yesterday, best thing kathleen sebeliu has going for her right now is fact that web site does not work, because once it works, you can get on, and figure out your coverage is worse and your prudentialiums arpremiums arehigher there willr mutiny. lou: the idea that this is just a web site problem. but not a problem with the model, and misalignment of incentives and a misreading of the marketplace. there have to be incentives as well as mandates to make it work it is possible that speaker boehner said it correctly. this is looking a little bit like ruination for obamacare itself. >> your reaction? >> there are voices that were barn warning, we were called arsonist and terrorists. but reality is, we begged this administration to postpone obamacare because it was no
in kathleen sebelius. last week the president said when asked the question directly, oh, well, i think she wishes things would have gone better. >> she's though i.t. expert. >> right. she doesn't write code. neither does president obama. i hope he would hold her accountable considering she was supposed to be telling him these things since he claims not to know anything about how the website would crash. >> you heard the professor saying he says they didn't anticipate people would be cancelled from plans. if that's true, someone ought to be held accountable. and someone who did it was kathleen sebelius. everyone knew but she was the architect of that piece of it. i have to run. good to see you. we are taking your comments on our top story. ickly understand my charts, and spend more time trading. their quick trade bar lets my account follow me online so i can react in real-time. plus, my local scottrade office is there to help. because they know i don't trade like everybody. i trade like me. i'm with scottrade. (announcer) ranked highest in investor satisfaction with self-directed services b
secretary kathleen sebelius is adamant insisting the obama administration is not blaming insurance companies, meeting with health executives to discuss the proposed temporary administrative fix. josh is here with the latest. nice to see you, josh. what happened at the meeting? do we have any information coming out of the meeting? >> we have a little bit of information. the president spoke briefly with reporters in the room. interesting he didn't talk about this new fix mentioning he wanted to make sure he worked with insurance companies to make sure americans know what's available, what their options are. we did get word after the meeting from the white house a little more detail what they talked about and do know one of the major topics was this fix, how was this going to work? how are they going to work it out so people who already lost their insurance might be able to get it reinstated and a lot of concerns the insurance industry has about how this is going to work. when the executives walked out, did they talk to the press? the white house has spoken, were the executives talking? >> none
lawmaker friday in the president's party are slamming the move and kathleen sebelius said she doubts that reversing the cancellations would work well this late in the game. now secretary sebelius is playing down the number of people who were cancelled. >> i'd say a relatively small number of people in the overall scheme of things, but for those people it's real, and i think the president felt keeping the commitment that people should be able to stay in their own plans was something he felt was important. >> relatively is the operative word there. that may be a relatively small number? but it's not small number-right? it adds up to 5,091,843 people with cancelled insurance. insurance that the president said over and over they can keep. some republican lawmakers say those folks deserve more than just a year's extension. >> they want to retain the choice they had, which was really, when you go back to the debate back in 20, i don't think it would have passed had they not been able to make this promise that we know now is really not accurate. >> that congressman, the republican fred upto
with the development of kathleen sebelius and tavenener anded to park were briefed in early april and two weeks later sebelius did not raise alarms with law makers. >> we have the federal hub on track and on time. we are moving a head with a marketplace that we will be individually responsible for and working closely with our state partners on their plans and time table for the state based marketplaces. namong the findings in the report released to the government last spring no single decision maker with pour in the development of the website. they depended on outside contractors and the requirements were evolving in the development of. it alisyn. >> mike, thank you for the latest. >> we'll bring in bret baier. how are you? >> hi, bill. none of the main witnesses said one of the key support for the website still has 30 or 40 percent more to go. before that aspect of the website is built out that this thing was not even close on october 1st. >> and no, this gets to the heart of the matter. how does this go forward on october 1st and how does the white house not know. it is becoming
up the hyperbole of not being effective. kathleen sebelius at a photo-op yesterday in miami. >> i think it's great. it's been a long time coming. >> it was temporarily down? >> it's okay. it will come back. it happens every day. >> today, the president awarded the medal of freedom to former president bill clinton, who recently urged mr. obama to fulfill his promise of letting people keep their health plan if they like it. >> i'm grateful, bill, as well, for the advice and koubl you've au offered me on and off the golf course. >> the president' poll numbers continue to be not so funny. the latest today from cbs news shows approval of the health care law has sunk to 31%. a drop of 12 points in one month. as for what should happen to the law, 43% say repeal it, while 48% say the law at least needs changes. the president, low, continues to resist legislative fixes meeting with insurance commissioners to try to convince him the approve his less far reaching move to allow people to keep their plan for a year. jason firmen defending the law by releasing a report showing it slowed t
, the possibility of more power for kathleen sebelius if the president doesn't nominate members or if congress clashes over their work. >> thank you. >>> today president obama went to a place that gets a lot of movie pitches to make an economic pitch. he told supporters one of holly weed's big studios is getting better. james rosen at the white house tells us the numbers show on both issues the public isn't buying it it. >> with less than a week to go before the relaunch of the obama care website, president obama toured dreamworks animation with a top campaign donor getting a firsthand look at how hollywood transforms the mundane into the magical. then mr. obama watched martin and jim parsons record dialogue. >> i have fixed my mistake. >> yes, but before that, you have made mistakes. >> getting his marks the president focused on economy touting rapid growth in the market share of smart phone systems and other advances but also acknowledging the many mistakes that created the rough debut of obama care. >> here in southern california and across this state, there are thousands of people every si
kathleen sebelius said about the digital architecture. >> we are definitely on track to have a significantly different user experience by the end of this month. that was our commitment. and our experience. we have added hardware. we added software. we are continuing to work on the parts of the website that were too confusing to people. and -- well beyond december 1st, those improvements will continue. i would urge -- you and your -- folks on the ground, to not hesitate to recommend that people go to and get signed up. that experience is currently working much better and it will continue to work much better. >> that is the key? >> that is the key. what she said is important. i have been tough on affordable care. quite broken since the beginning. digital architecture was flawed when it emerged. i think fundamentally. folks eventually, the obama administration knew that. they stopped. this was a really important change in the rhetoric they put their communications plan on hold. their whole big outreach effort. and they did not recommend people go. they were very c
, software issues, many of which need to be fixed. this from kathleen sebelius. warning earlier this week, quote, this isn't a magic turn-on switch. the experience is improved every day. from not working at all in the beginning of october. the president, being optimistic today encouraged people who backed the law to talk up the advantages of health care over the thanksgiving holiday. asking them to try to convince their relatives to go enroll. although if the anyone needs help with insurance and enrolling while the turkey is roasting, don't call the call center. it will be closed tomorrow. you can't make this stuff up. the biggest news of all came just hours ago when the administration announced millions of american workers will be blocked from using the website all together told they cannot, should not and will not be permitted to use the online health option until november of next year. by the way, it will be after the midterm elections. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for president george w. bush. it's usually no accident when they release news like this late in the da
drive issues, software issues, many of which need to be fixed. this from kathleen sebelius. warning earlier this week, quote, this isn't a magic turn-on switch. the experience is improved every day. from not working at all in the beginning of october. the president, being optimistic today encouraged people who backed the law to talk up the advantages of health care over the thanksgiving holiday. asking them to try to convince their relatives to go enroll. although if the anyone needs help with insurance and enrolling while the turkey is roasting, don't call the call center. it will be closed tomorrow. you can't make this stuff up. the biggest news of all came just hours ago when the administration announced millions of american workers will be blocked from using the website all together told they cannot, should not and will not be permitted to use the online health option until november of next year. by the way, it will be after the midterm elections. marc thiessen is a former speech writer for president george w. bush. it's usually no accident when they release news like t
. kathleen sebelius wrote a blog o ahead of the deadline. now. some highlights on the screen f for you and all of our viewers g now. i want you to see, she's put a shopping theme to getting is coverage on the website once it goes live, she says the product is popular, so avoid the lines and shop during off-peak hours, morningings, nights, weekends. then the next point is, have your income and tax informationb ready whener you logon. and there are 23 shopping days in december for coverage starting january 1, 2014. no need to rush. unless you've got a cancellation notice and you are desperate to get health care. your thoughts? >> isn't it very amazing that wi have the united states federal government that is starting to r sound like a very cheap retailer. i don't think that once again helps the confidence and credibility of this administration. and no little gimmick is going u to solve this issue.budget o the american people are very ino concerned. even when you think about what the congressional budget office says, ten years into this lost they're saying there will stil
. a better way to save. ally bank. your money needs an ally. . >> kathleen sebelius was talking more on the failed health care roll out. in the concession speech, he repeatedly hammered it. >> this race goes down to the wire because of obama care. that message will go out across america tonight. this administration told us that virginians could keep their health insurance and their doctors and their costs wouldn't rise under obama care. that was not true. they knew it wasn't true. we were lied to by our own government in its effort to restrict our liberties. >> joined now with the report and also a fellow university of chicago institute. the editor of the report and a contributing writer for roll call. amy, give me more first take on what you learned yesterday that tells you something about 2013. >> the electorate in virginia mirrored the electorate in 2012 in terms of dem kbrf graphics. the president won by four points and auliffe by points. when you turn outlooks similar to the way it looked in a presidential election, that's good for democrats. i think the health care message will
. >>> grilled again. what health secretary kathleen sebelius is saying about the botched rollout now. >>> i have one, too. it's by thomas griffin. ellicott city. bringing home the trees. we have showers and a cooldown headed our way. i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. i wish i was made of money. i wish you were too. chances are, you're not made of money. so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico motorcycle. see how much you could save. >>> all right. we have a very, very mild night out there. not even a coat out there. we have some changes. >> we do, thanks, bob. as we head into thursday, you can expect to see a little rain as we head into the morning commute tomorrow, with temperatures sitting right around 56 degrees. cloudy skies. heading into the afternoon, that rain is going to start to taper to showers, with highs coming in right in the low 60s. ask then by dinnertime, we'll be down to about 50 degrees, with clouds breaking a little bit. as for what you can expect the next five days, let's go inside to bob. bob in. >> all right. the rain in the morning should be
this morning right here on wjz. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius testifies for a second time on capitol hill about the botched roll out of the president's health care law. i'm susan mcginnis in washington. mind out why a congressional committee issued a subpoena for the agency running the government's website. >> reporter: college students in towson are robbed of their smart phones. i'm mike schuh live. the story coming up next. >>> real or forgery? the signate heart of a massive lawsuit against a bank by ray lewis and other nfl athletes. i'm derek valcourt with details when eyewitness news continues. >>> we've made it more than an hour of our morning commute without picking up our first accident. we'll see how long it can last. now over to marty. >>> this is your captain speakis actor gavin mccloud's new title of his book. it's a great story. he will tell you it to you when we come back with more of the morning edition. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> it's the bottom of the hour, a much warmer morning and that's a clear shot of the key bridge. sharon is watching the other bridg
access. >> kathleen sebelius? >> under tremendously difficult circumstances over the last 4 1/2 years has done a great job in setting up the insurance market so that there is a good product for people to get. kathleen sebelius doesn't like code. she was not our it person. she would be the first to admit that if we had to do it all over again, there would have been a whole lot more questions asked in terms of how this thing is working. my priority right now is to get it fixed. ultimately -- >> she is still the right person? >> ultimately the buck stops with me. i'm the president and this is my team. if it's not working it's my job to get it fixed. >> a lot more and other issues throughout the hour. i have to sneak in a break, but they would allow plans that existed on the individual market as of this year to stay in effect through 2014. he responded to the president in the following statement. an apology is certainly an order, but what americans want to hear is that the president will keep his promise. the president is sincerely sorry he misled the american people, the least he can do is s
's aversion. >> kathleen sebelius said before congress they are not going to extend, but the white house isn't really closing the door to that one. jay carney asked always says november 30th is the date this needs to get fixed by. so my sense is if you get to march -- they don't want to box themselves in. they want to leave as much time as possible before they say, okay, yes, we're delaying the penalty or extending the enrollment. >> jonathan, for a lot of democrats it feels like we're on a roller coaster in the dark. you know there's another turn coming. >> even a corkscrew. >> you might be going upside down. enrollment numbers coming out next week. the projected target number for the end of november was 800,000. that's a big number. you're already seeing kathleen sebelius say the numbers are going to be considerably lower. we know the first day of enrollment had six people. the question is how much can you tamp down -- do democrats in the white house need to work harder tamping down any expectations that anybody enrolled at all? >> if they have any expectations at all anymore. because ther
the rollout, calls are mounting for secretary kathleen sebelius to get out. ten republican senators sending a letter to the president urging her to fire her and fast. such a complicated beast here. i don't know who takes the blame but she is in charge. >> i'm surprised she is still there let me go back and say i think today proves wall street is just as delusional as washington. this may be a great company, but for crying out loud, it's priced at 50 times the revenue. maybe some days it will prove it has a business model that can earn money, but it proved today is that wall street is a casino inhabited by day traders and robots who are on the drug that the fed is feed feeding, and everyone is speculating like crazy. so wall street is failing and wall street is -- >> i'm going to put you down as a member on twitter. you could have argued the same win amazon came out, when ebay came out. mine -- >> you're taking only those that survived. there's ten that never did that were valued this way -- >> so you don't think this is a survivor -- >> i don't know. i have no idea. i think -- >> you mentio
and human services secretary kathleen sebelius will be back on capitol hill wednesday for more obama care care testimony. last time she was in front of a house committee, this time in front of the senate finance committee. >>> in memphis friday, a tennessee state senator gave sebelius a copy of the book, you see it in her hand, websites for dummies. while the health care website is off to a shaky state, the online application is not available overnight. >>> meanwhile, a federal court takes a significant bite out of obama care. a three-judge panel struck down a key provision on mandatory contraception coverage logged in washington and barbara starr. barbara, what happened? walk us through this. good morning, by the way. >> yeah, good morning to you guys, too, down in atlanta. a provision of the affordable care act requires some businesses with 50 or more employees to provide insurance for birth control or pay a substantial fine. this federal appeals court decision has struck that down. what the court did is ruled the company that brought the suite could not be forced to provide birth contr
the numbers. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was asked by congress about this she wouldn't give it. we know the number was beyond embarrassing. six people on day one. had a total of 248 by the next day. this has really stunned a lot of people. especially democrats, who voted for this. they basically summoned top white house officials including white house chief of staff to capital hill yesterday to explain this. you know they wanted to find out the numbers themselves. one of the senators, jeff merkel, he said we were all confident the system would be up and running by october 1st. they to the a really big surprise. we find out just how bad it really is. >> it is. they need 39,000 people a day. 39,000 people a day to reach the goal in march of seven million people they need to have signed up by then, is that right? >> that's right. the whole plan of obamacare they have to have enough people to sign up, especially enough younger and healthier people as opposed to older, less healthy people to sign up to make sure premiums just do not go through the roof. the figure they nee
. so you can. >>> the >>> the health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is back on capitol hill testifying this time before the senate finance committee about obama. bertha coombs is live with the latest on this particular hearing. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, simon. max baucus, the chairman of the house, the senate finance committee, this morning saying he was disappointed in how the roll-out had proceeded. he had said -- he was the one who famously said last april when kathleen sebelius was here that he was worried this would become a train wreck and there are many who would describe it as much. he did say in his opening statement that he didn't think it was time to change the person at the head of the situation, he didn't think that kathleen sebelius should step down now in the midst of the crisis. >> some people have called for your resignation. to borrow kennedy's word, with we cannot fix the blame for the past. you need to stay at hhs and help get the system working. >> he said he was still very concerned about the administration's comments about all of th
kathleen sebelius going before the senate finance committee today. last week she told members of the house she was sorry for the obama care website debacle. newly released documents show the site had even more problems than first reported. >>> the brother of the new jersey mall shooter says his family still does not know why he did it. kevin shoop says his brother richard didn't plan to hurt anyone but himself. a friend of the shooter said he sent him a message that said they needed to talk but he was already asleep and he did not respond. >>> new details in a mysterious plane crash last week. preliminary ntsb reports says the pilot, michael kallen filed a flight plan showing a short trip within canada. he did not talk to air traffic control at the nashville airport before he crashed. the wreckage was not spotted until some six hours after the crash. >>> two oklahoma inmates who escaped through a prison shower ceiling are back behind bars this morning. they were picked up at a home not far from the prison. they were part of a group of four inmates who made a clean getaway last month climbi
. >> we go back to capitol hill. no laughs there. kathleen sebelius once again was in the hot seat. max baucus who heads up the senate finance committee where she sat down at the witness table yesterday, remember he helped write the law. the last time she was there, he referred to the affordable care act implementation as a potential train wreck. he said he was unhappy with it. but bill nelson, the democrat from florida, summed it up when he was talking about the contractors responsible for the affordable care act website. he said, quote, i want you to burn their fingers and make them pay for not being responsible. she would not agree to that. >> john cornyn actually -- this is the most incredible thing today. he actually -- john cornyn -- gets in there and says i have a simple question. the people that will have all of our information, which we're assuming might be at risk, is there a background check on them. listen to this conversation. >> isn't it true that there is no federal requirement for navigators to undergo a criminal background check even though they will receive personal --
coverage. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is expected to make that announcement this morning opinion the new rules extend benefits to rehab and outpatient services. insurers have raised concerns that mental health treatments are sometimes lengthy. the administration said the rules won't significantly increase premiums, because only a small percentage of patients require higher levels of care. we spoke recently to patrick kennedy about his personal struggles with mental health. the former senator has now become the spokesperson for expanded coverage. >> when you consider how important it is that your brain functions well for the rest of your body to function well, why wouldn't we make the necessary investments to help your brain function better? >> advocates say this is a victory for people who have mental health issues who for years have said it isn't equal to other coverage. >> the president has apologized to americans who are losing their current health insurance plans. while he was touting his health care plan he said no one would have to give up their policie
up every now and then. take a listen to what kathleen sebelius said when she was asked about the obamacare navigators. >> a convicted felon could be a navigator and could acquire sensitive personal information from an individual unbeknownst to them? >> that is possible. >> so it's possible. a felon could be handling your personal information while you're trying to sign up for obamacare. you add that to the addition that hackers have been licking their chops about this hinge. we have to bring our next guest, a guy who knows a whole lot about cyber security. let's bring in mcafee antivirus software founder, john mack canfy. john, where do you want to begin on this? let's start with the structure of the website and how easy it is to steal people's information. >> well, let's start with who is most likely to steal your information. charles: okay. >> a couple of weeks ago it was pointed out that in the source code there was a statement, you have no reasonable right to privacy or no reasonable expectations of privacy and any data submitted to this site can be used by any agency for
range. that's thursday. tomorrow, elections. wednesday, kathleen sebelius goes to the senate. friday, the jobs report. the numbers are likely to be lackluster, but the president will definitely blame the republicans, yes, it is a big week. also on tap, a market that still wants to go up. and yeah, we're looking at a 60-point gain when the market opens this morning. the most stressful job in america? football coaching. yeah, we cover it all on "varney & company" which is about to begin. peace of mind is important when you're running a business. century link provides reliable it services like multi-layered security solution to keep your information safe & secure. century link. your link with what's next. help the gulf when we made recover and learn the gulf, bp from what happened so we could be a better, safer energy company. i can tell you - safety is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've l
, this is your fox news minute. health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius is acknowledging problems with the rollout of the healt health car, but testimony before a senate committee she also defended the law saying it is starting to drive down health care costs for conssmers. the white house promised the website will be running normally by the end of the month. extra police on hand as new jersey's largest shopping mall reopened for business today. prosecutors say 20-year-old richard shoup fired several shots inside the plaza before killing himself. he left a note suggesting he would harm himself. a connecticut judge will not release him while he awaits a new trial in his neighbor. the judge has lifted a stay that would clear the way for him to seek bail later. those are your news headlines on the fox business network. adam: thank you very much. everybody is waiting for twitter's ipo, there is another tech company flying under the radar. making its debut today and joining us now is cofounder and ceo. thank you for joining us. those who may not be for my with what you do, it walks you
-- a microscope to the health- care law. in addition to what we have seen with kathleen sebelius and marilyn tavenner, they may want againr from the top brass as to whether they want to update their thinking on a law. we may get more big picture stuff in december. host: more about life on the hill. here is "the wall street journal." thatg the point immigration, tax reform, a budget breakthrough, things are on hold or frozen. what does it mean? guest: the affordable care act takes oxygen out of the room. it is so politically potent. it affects everyone's constituents. they are getting the most calls on it, too. it provokes strong feelings. the agenda has come to a standstill, there is evidence that some of these things were at a standstill already. the affordable care act, that is how you fill the vacuum at a standstill. over the summer, when immigration was a big topic. when it became clear that that was stalling, the affordable care act came back with a vengeance. that was the issue everyone wanted to talk about. there is some truth that it gets in the way of everything else. also, it is a
on capitol hill about the disastrous obamacare rollout, health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius returns today for round 2. what can we expect to hear? joining us from the senate side, pennsylvania senator pat toomy, a member of the senate finance committee. he's going to be there this morning. good morning to you, senator. >> good morning, steve. >> i bet she's going to get an ear full because i know you guys in the senate have been getting an ear full from your constituents who suddenly have gotten those, hey, you've just been canceled notes in the mail. >> that is exactly right. of course, you know, how many times has the president promised people that if you like the coverage you have, you'll get to keep it? we always knew that was untrue. now, of course, it's coming home. and it's devastating to people. three and a half million so far have gotten these letters. because of obamacare, they lose their coverage. their plan no longer meets the satisfaction of the president and his administration. and here's what's devastating, steve. because of the incompetent rollout and the lac
picture of a keg. >> that was republican congressman grilling kathleen sebelius this week. he was referring to an ad campaign. this features a college student doing a keg stand captioned don't tap into that beer money to cover your medical bills. joining me is adam fox, director of the strategic management for the colorado consumer health initiative. adam, it's good to have you here. what was your reaction when that happened on capitol hill? when the congressman was trying to get kathleen sebelius to either give her approval or disapproval of this style of ad? >> well, you know, i don't think -- it really doesn't have anything to do with the secretary, because it wasn't coming from colorado's state-based marketplace much less the federal marketplace. so she really had no idea that this was going to be happening. this was really something that we were doing to try to raise awareness among young adults. >> all right. so connect for health colorado says 3,164 people enrolled as of october 29th. explain to us the campaign and the minds behind this. obviously you look like a young
. recent "saturday night live" skit mocking health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius was spot on. >> millions of americans are visiting, which is great news. unfortunately the site was only designed to handle six users at a time. [ laughter ] >> in total, 248 people enrolled in obama care nationwide by the end of day two according to an internal obama administration memo obtained by that oversight committee. adding to the list of white house whos is the fact that the vast majority of those signing up on state exchanges are signing up for medicaid while a much smaller number are signing up for private insurance, the administration says it will release official enrollment numbers in mid november, but, if the numbers are as bad as these reports suggest, what will the president do? joining me now to react from washington, d.c., democrat strategist julian epstein. julian, six? you couldn't make this up. if i had said six, they would call me crazy, racist, who know what is they would call me. six. >> i'm the first to acknowledge that there have been a lot of problems
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